Two prominent Puerto Rico-based attorneys join CLG to reinforce and strengthen client offerings
NEW YORK & PUERTO RICO
June 3, 2021
Carrasquillo Law Group, PC, a leading boutique law firm headquartered in New York, which brings clients an international perspective with a local understanding, is expanding its Puerto Rico operations with the addition of two highly experienced and respected attorneys as Of Counsel: Ana V. “Ginny” Piñero-Parés and Gwendolyn “Gwen” Moyer Alma. In their new roles, they will be providing advice and counsel related to real estate, housing, lending, as well as business and corporate affairs. This update from CLG comes on the heels of the firm boosting their FinTech practice, by bringing on Aaron Krowne as Of Counsel to support the group’s efforts, especially related to startups, blockchain and digital assets.
“We are delighted about the new additions to the CLG team, starting with Aaron. We now welcome Ginny and Gwen, who are two of the smartest and most well-connected attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with over the course of my career. I could not be more pleased that they have decided to join CLG as we expand our practice in Puerto Rico. Aside from being excellent attorneys, their collective knowledge of the local landscape is truly unmatched. The relationships that they each bring, from both the private and the public sector, will be invaluable.,” said Rogelio “Roy” Carrasquillo, Managing Shareholder and Founder, Carrasquillo Law Group.
William “Bill” Kogan, Senior Counsel, Carrasquillo Law Group, added, “With the renewal of the EB-5 program expected to happen on or before the June 30, 2021 deadline, this is an ideal time to bolster our on-the-ground efforts in Puerto Rico. FinTech is also an area where Puerto Rico is experiencing growth. Having a team of top-notch attorneys to service existing and new clients is very important at this juncture.”
“Gwen and I are very excited to be part of the CLG team as the firm’s Puerto Rico presence grows. We bring with us years of knowledge and relationships from our broad collective experience practicing law in Puerto Rico. Coming to CLG, we will also have a unique opportunity to utilize our longstanding relationships in both the private and public domain to advance important developments happening in Puerto Rico,” said Ginny Piñero-Parés, Of Counsel, Carrasquillo Law Group.
“To continue what Ginny stated, we are thrilled to be a part of the CLG team and look forward to providing strategic advice to the firm’s clients, especially given our broad knowledge of the Puerto Rico government and landscape. We look forward to making a meaningful contribution as ambassadors for the firm, while working alongside Rogelio, and the top-notch attorneys located throughout the major U.S. cities where the firm has a presence,” said Gwendolyn Moyer Alma, Of Counsel, Carrasquillo Law Group.
Ana V. “Ginny” Piñero-Parés, a well-qualified attorney and expert with two decades of experience in government affairs, external relations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), joins CLG from the law office she founded. Piñero-Parés Law Offices began operations in 2004 with a focus on the banking and financial sectors and later expanded to government affairs and external relations. She has extensive experience in the private and public sectors, with a focus on economic development strategies, municipal and state governments and their financial structures and transactions, government contracts and negotiations. She has also advised on a range of social interest projects. In addition to her professional credentials, Ginny’s humanitarian efforts have always been distinguished given her ability to recognize and address issues throughout the community. As a native of Puerto Rico, she well understands the Island’s economic challenges and prospects for the future.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Moyer Alma is an attorney who has been providing legal counsel for over 20 years in several practice areas throughout the private and public sectors. Prior to joining CLG, she directed the Foreclosure Bankruptcy Division at Latimer, Biaggi, Rachid & Godreau Law Firm. In that role, she acquired vast experience as a Notary, most notably with complex commercial transactions, banking, real estate, housing, lending, and corporate affairs. She also has substantial experience regarding estate planning and probate matters. Previously, Gwen worked as an Associate Attorney in the Firm of the late Nicolas Nogueras, where she handled whistleblower, labor, and torts litigation cases. Her public sector work included providing services as an Attorney for the Contracts Division of the Municipality of San Juan. In addition to her public and private work, Gwen has dedicated part of her legal practice over the years to pro bono work for the benefit of underprivileged communities.
About Carrasquillo Law Group PC: CLG is a leading boutique law firm with experience advising international and domestic clients with their business and legal needs in the United States, as well as worldwide clients with their international business and legal needs. CLG’s team consists of a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys from different practice areas, including Corporate, Real Estate, Securities, Finance and Tax, as well as FinTech, who can assist clients through an integrated approach. Our goal is to effectively represent entities and individuals by guiding them through the necessary steps for a successful transaction.
CLG’s Puerto Rico Practice Group routinely handles a wide range of complex issues and delivers a sophisticated legal service through the collective team’s deep understanding of Puerto Rico’s cultural and business climate. Our attorneys have experience assisting clients in various industries in Puerto Rico, including, but not limited to, financial services, hospitality, insurance, financing, housing, construction, media, and renewable energy. For more information, please visit our website https://carrasquillolaw.com/
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